Israel’s military said that its troops shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she rammed her vehicle into a West Bank checkpoint Friday, injuring two Israelis.
The army said in a statement that the woman “accelerated and crashed into a stationary vehicle” at the entrance to the settlement of Kiryat Arba.
The two injured Israeli civilians, identified as a couple in their 50s, were taken to the hospital.
The Kiryat Arba settlement is near the West Bank city of Hebron, which has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Friday’s incident is the latest in a series of attacks that killed more than 200 Palestinians, 32 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese since October.
According to Israeli authorities, most of the Palestinians were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.
Others were killed in clashes with security forces or by Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip.